Chardonel is a white wine grape that is a cross between Seyval and Chardonnay. It may have aromas of lemon or the inside of a barrel and its taste is often characterized by citrus fruit and oak.
We tasted several examples of Chardonel from Missouri, and some will appear later on our “best value” reviews, but one clearly stood out as the best:
2019 Wild Sun Chardonel Reserve
The comments of our reviewers:
“Aromas of apple and seabreeze; and it is even more pleasing the longer you hold the smell.”
“Creamy, refined mouth feel. Slight graphite on the finish.”
“Tastes like an exceptional California Chardonnay; absolutely loved it.”
“A nice buttery/oaky flavor. In my top three white wines.”